Gigabyte Z77-D3H second hdd instalation problem

Hi all!

So i upgraded my system recently now its

i5 3570k
8gb no name 1333mhz
OCZ Vertex4 128gb
Gigabyte Z77-D3H

I was planning to use my old hdd -WD 320gb sata2 as storage
so i plugged to mainboard slots:
dvd rom sata-0
vertex4 sata-1
WD 320gb sata-2

In bios my settings are:
SATA mode:AHCI
xHCI Pre boot: disabled
xHCI Mode: disabled

when installing win7 64bit after first reboot i get some sort of error and wasn't able to continue installation until i unplugged the old hdd
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  1. its better to install windows with only 1 storage drive plugged in first, then just adding the HDD afterwords.
  2. Change the boot priority in bios.
  3. didn't work
    after installing win7 with only vertex4 and plugging in old hdd after then
    setting bios to boot from vertex4 i got the blue screen
  4. And what is this "some sort of error" exactly?
  5. I have the same problem on Z77X-D3H. Once I connect up the HDD everything goes dead, Windows doesn't boot. Once HDD is disconnected, and there's only SSD it works fine.
    This is just one issue amongst many other. This series motherboards are absolutely terrible.
  6. bl@dy said:
    Hi all!

    So i upgraded my system recently now its

    i5 3570k
    8gb no name 1333mhz
    OCZ Vertex4 128gb
    Gigabyte Z77-D3H

    I was planning to use my old hdd -WD 320gb sata2 as storage
    so i plugged to mainboard slots:
    dvd rom sata-0
    vertex4 sata-1
    WD 320gb sata-2

    In bios my settings are:
    SATA mode:AHCI
    xHCI Pre boot: disabled
    xHCI Mode: disabled

    when installing win7 64bit after first reboot i get some sort of error and wasn't able to continue installation until i unplugged the old hdd


    Hi - You did plug ur Sata 2 into one of the Sata 2/3/4/5 connectors -right?
    I have 2 int (& 2 ext) hdd running on that same mobo, altho neither is an SSD.

    Tom
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